Sunday, September 8, 2013

A vital post!




I have a very important post to share, and it isn't my own. 

Please head over to my dear friends at Shepherds Hill and read the weekly message written by brother Paul.  It might change your life. 

 

http://shepherdshillhomestead.com/2013/09/08/only-one/


I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No man comes unto the Father, except through me.  ~Jesus Christ

John 14:6






1 comment:

  1. Bless your heart! I'm commenting because I couldn't find an email address. I know this is off-topic, but it's been eating away at me. I'm 18, and since I was 13, I've adored Amish-Mennonite clothing for how plain, but pretty they are. They are very modest, and I've felt for several years that the clothing satisfies my wanting of a very modest dressing style. I've been wearing kerchiefs now for over a year, and your video on the head covering really blessed me. I love my parents to the moon and back. They're amazing, beautiful, Godly people, but we've had a big disagreement resurface over the years. I try and try to explain to my parents that the idea of modesty is individualized, and it means something different for everyone, and this clothing is what makes 'me' feel the most modest.

    My parents are concerned about how others may view me if I wear cape dresses and such; I've been in a wheelchair my whole life, and need caregivers or an aid with me throughout the day, and my parents feel that dressing this way might make it harder for people to feel like they can approach me, because they'd recognize the cape dress as Amish or Mennonite. I'm not trying to be someone I'm not by wearing the cape dress, and I don't want to come across as being deceiving when I tell people I'm not part of any Plain community.

    For years, my parents have seen the cape dress as "costume" when I want to wear it. They're Christian and modesty is important to them, but they think I'm going overboard by wanting to wear the cape dress. As a Christian, and as an ambassador for Christ, I feel that it's important that I be aware of how I'm presenting myself to others, because I represent God and His goodness. I want to be a good example of someone who follows God and radiates His light and love, and I feel that today's mainstream clothes are a distraction and some can lead to temptation.

    I make it very clear that I'm not going to force anyone to dress like I do, because it's not right. Even though I'm turning 19 in about 6 months, my parents are firm on not allowing me to dress in this way, because I'm Englisch and I "should dress that way". I'm not wanting to wear the traditional Kapps, because I feel that's the Plain culture trademark, if you will, and I don't want people thinking I'm making fun of their beliefs. I've prayed and I've prayed, and I feel that God is pleased by my desire to dress this way. He looks on the heart. At the same time, I'm trying so hard to submit to my parents and be respectful, but my heart is hurt.

    I don't want to talk bad about them, so to speak, but I'm desperately looking for understanding for my views and advice as to how I might better explain. They'll let me dress in whatever manner I so choose when I move out, but that won't be for another year. I'm starting college in August and I'd like to have the freedom to start college this way. My parents don't want me to be made fun of or anything, and I love them for that, I do, but no matter what, people will look and ask questions. If they do, what a great moment of opportunity to share the message of Christ. I was hoping you could make a video about this dilemma, in case other girls/boys are going through this with their folks. I just got a note yesterday from a 13 year old girl going through the same exact thing, and I'd love to hear your thoughts and advice and pass it on to her. Sorry this was so long! Thanks so very much. Xxx My website: http://www.hamlin-walkwithme.weebly.com

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